New Delhi: Tablet manufacturers beware. India’s indigenously developed tablet Aakash may soon overthrow the burgeoning market provided the government itself does not jeopardize anything.
Pardaphash conducted a poll which reveals that there are many takers of the cheap tablet. We asked our readers: Is ‘Aakash’ Tablet PC, a challenge for other Tablet manufacturers?
56 percent of the respondents said ‘yes’ to the question. It is clearly visible that the price, the features and the technology all appeal to the Indian masses. Aakash tablet PC runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and comes with a 7 inch resistive touch screen with 800×480 resolutions and weighs 350 gm.
The tablet has a 256 MB RAM and an internal storage of 2GB which can be expanded up to 32 GB. Supporting formats like DOC, DOCX, PDF and PPTX etc. and comes with a 12 months replacement warranty.
The tablet will be made available in retail stores in November for approx. INR 2999 ($60) with added features like an inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet.
There are 35 percent of the total number of respondents who responded in the negative indicating that the tablet may not be able to sustain competition from foreign brands which are obviously better equipped and attractive though they cost more.
Some were undecided and they constitute the remaining 9 percent.